> Hi Ori,
> I think some posts ago now now, there was a brief
> discussion on the BM claim for the loss of the
> sarcophagus, and that seemed a low at 148 pounds,
> and i think that was then assumed to be the
> transit cost, or have i got that wrong.
> Anyway, while i was browsing through the thousands
> of letters on that machine i did come across a
> letter , which is very hard to read, that mentions
> a Basalt sarcophagus, now it cant be our Vyse one
> as the letter is dated 1836.
> But what caught my attention was the sum that is
> being talked about in the letter for its purchase
> , which was some £632, now thats quite a sum in
> 1836, id like to know which basalt sarcophagus
> were they talking about and where did they get
> that one from.
> Also the address to which Forshall is writing too,
> Hamilton Palace, hmm i need to look that one up
> You will need to read this a few times before it
> get clearer,
> Hamilton Palace, and "Alexander Hamilton, 10th
> Duke of Hamilton
> He was Lord High Steward at King William IV's
> coronation in 1831 and Queen Victoria's coronation
> in 1838, and remains the last person to have
> undertaken this duty twice. He became a Knight of
> the Garter in 1836. He held the office of Grand
> Master of the Freemasons [Scotland] between 1820
> and 1822. He held the office of President of the
> Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland
> between 1827 and 1831. He held the office of
> Trustee of the British Museum between 1834 and
> Just found this.
> Hamilton had a strong interest in Ancient Egyptian
> mummies, and was so impressed with the work of
> mummy expert Thomas Pettigrew that he arranged for
> Pettigrew to mummify him after his death. He died
> on 18 August 1852 at age 84 at 12 Portman Square,
> London, England and was buried on 4 September 1852
> at Hamilton Palace, Hamilton, Scotland. In
> accordance with his wishes, Hamilton's body was
> mummified after his death and placed in a
> sarcophagus of the Ptolemaic period that he had
> originally acquired in Paris in 1836 ostensibly
> for the British Museum. At the same time he had
> acquired the sarcophagus of Pabasa,
> And another Trustee of the British Museum ,
Forshall writes to inquire about the delay(s), '....communication to be made to me, upon the subject of the Basalt Sarcophagus-at that moment my letter was on the road, certainly in order, by which you had authorized........'.
'.....Xxxxxxx [a form of payment, or name of financial institution] the sum of 632 [and change]-I hope I shall now learn that it is arrived safe, + [and] that the said sum has been duly paid. A person in my confidence shall relieve you forthwith of the Sarcophagus NOW AT THE BM.....'
Forshall signed it, w/ 'Sec. of the BM.'
Campbell's Chamber roof blocks are Tura Limestone until proven otherwise.
THE Cartouche in Campbell's Chamber IS Authentic, as are ALL other RC's Glyphs, until proven otherwise.
"This Forgery 'theory' has more holes than a sieve basket."
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 12-Apr-16 21:19 by DScribr.